from Tales from the Trail:

Washington Extra – Tweet tweet

July 6, 2011

President Barack Obama's Twitter Townhall would have been more interesting if he had answered tweet for tweet.

from Tales from the Trail:

Washington Extra – Comfort zones

July 5, 2011

Senators are talking. The president is talking. But whether they are talking at or with each other is another question.

from Tales from the Trail:

Washington Extra – Waiting for fireworks

July 1, 2011

Will we see fireworks in the debt talks next week?

So far the White House and lawmakers have been cranky about the state of negotiations, but no one has actually drawn a firm line in the sand – still hoping for a compromise.

from Tales from the Trail:

Washington Extra – Not enough

June 20, 2011

The word is not enough. That was the message from the United States to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad who pledged reforms in a speech at Damascus University.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

What could be insaner than to smoke like Speaker Boehner?

June 20, 2011

Quick quiz: Speaker of the House John Boehner is puffing on a cigarette...

a) in his own back yard.

b) in Ohio or someplace like that.

c) in an airplane lavatory after invoking his Congressional Smoke Detector Disabling Privileges.

from Photographers' Blog:

From Downing St. to the White House… and back

June 2, 2011

It’s cold, it’s very dark and oh…. of course it’s raining. I have no idea if or when I will actually see the Prime Minister after standing here for hours.

from Tales from the Trail:

Un-Common culture war over rapper’s visit to White House

May 11, 2011

The White House is standing by its rapper.

Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., who raps under the name Common, will appear Wednesday night as scheduled at a celebration of American poetry and prose at the White House, despite criticism from Sarah Palin and other conservative political figures about  some of his lines, including a song praising a man convicted for killing a police officer and this 2007 rhyme about former Republican President George W. Bush: "Burn a Bush 'cause for peace he no push no button/Killing over oil and grease/no weapons of destruction."

from Tales from the Trail:

Looking to cash in on bin Laden bounty? Forget about it

May 9, 2011

Now that Osama bin Laden is dead, it doesn't look like anyone will be claiming the multimillion-dollar bounty the U.S. government put on his head.

from Tales from the Trail:

“Minutes passed like days” for U.S. officials watching bin Laden op

May 2, 2011

It took almost a decade for the United States to find al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. But when it came to the final act, time went into slow motion  for U.S. officials holding their breath and hoping the raid in Pakistan would go off without a hitch.

from Tales from the Trail:

McCain says Trump having fun, Republicans have serious candidates for 2012

May 1, 2011

Republican Senator John McCain, who lost to Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, made clear that he doesn't see Donald Trump as a serious candidate for 2012.